Some promised cards

Hi folks,

Well, I didn’t get here last week but I did make some cards, but before I show those I will show  a couple I had promised to show you when the recipients had received them.  So, here is the first one, which I made for the 15th Anniversary of my teabag folding club.  It was cut from one piece of cardstock with other pieces added on where appropriate.  This was made using some leftover papers from the Creative Memories National Scrapbook Day event I held in May.  The daisies are actually the “negatives” of daisies I used elsewhere.  The medallion at the bottom is made from “tiles” cut from CM patterned papers from a different batch with little flowers.


The next one was made for another recipient and it was for a “Mid-Month Fold” which means that midway through the month we are presented with a fold which participants have to follow to make a medallion and then send to the nominated person.  Everyone who signs up for the swap receives and sends a card.

This one was made using an embossing folder, I simply sponged some colour over the embossing and attached a medallion with the appropriate fold.  I don’t always add sentiments or words for cards made for swaps because that way the person receiving it can use it for birthday or other occasion they wish.

My next post will show my first Card for the Week as it’s my turn again to be Card Captain for the Michael Strong Stamps group.  You’ve seen my previous ones so I hope you come back to see what I have this week.  Until then (later today).  Cheers and thanks for looking.


Cards, more cards…

Well, two cards for you this week.  Been busy trying to sort out our, yes I did mean our craft area, because my partner is now also making cards and scrapbooking with me!













These two cards were made by me.  And now I have writer’s block:)  No, found some words afterall.  One card was made for a teabag folding group as a swap and the other, well just for the fun of it.  I have a lot of assorted patterned papers, and because they are double sided, when use some for a small project, then looked at the other side and think “I could make a card with that”.  The only time I follow a template is when I attend workshops held by other demonstrators/consultants.

The “Raining Cats and dogs” paper we bought in Ballarat, Vic.  I think, the last time we were there probably about 2-3 years ago.  Unfortunately, I cannot remember the designer. The lavender or violets paper used as background on the second card is one from the Creative Memories “Fresh Picks” pack which arrived a couple of weeks ago, you can check out the pack on my website:

Both cards have teabag fold medallions and the same flower punch, the second card has been distressed with Ranger (Tim Holtz) ink “Wilted violet”.

That’s it for today folks.  Enjoy.



Fun with ATCs

This time I’m posting an ATC received in a swap I am part of with the ACT Stampers Association in Canberra. Theme for January was Butterflies, moths and dragonflies. The ATC one is the one I received; ATC 2 is the one I made and sent. Hope you like it. That’s it for the moment.  Back in a day or so with more. I have heaps of cards to catch you up with so until next time….

1.  ATC Jan2015 recd From Audrey              2.  ATC made by Lola Radnoti


Tim Holtz Distress Inks etc technique examples

Some examples of Tim Holtz’ Distress Inks and stains etc. There are also some videos available on the internet at various locations.

Tag 1 (White Tag) – Distress Ink™ Blended Spritz & FlickInk tag with various colours of Distress Ink using an Ink Blending Tool. Tap tool onto ink pad and ink tag using a circular motion from the Craft Sheet. Continue until desired look is achieved. Spritz water in your hand from Mister and flick water droplets onto inked tag. Dry water with Heat Tool creating faded droplets.

Tag 2 (Ivory Tag) – Distress Ink™ Wrinkle-Free:  Rub 2-3 Distress Ink Stamp Pads directly on the Craft Sheet without overlapping the inks. Liberally spritz with water from Mister. Press tag onto inked Craft Sheet. Dry with Heat Tool. Blot sections of tag again with remaining ink to create layers of ink. Be sure to dry between layers of inking.

Tag 3 (Ivory Tag) – Distress Ink™ Perfect Distress. Ink tag with Distress Ink using Ink Blending Tool and Foam. Dry completely with Heat Tool. Stamp image with Distress Ink. Dust with Perfect Pearls.  (Perfect Pearls sticks to stamped image.) Set with water from Mister.

Tag 4 (White Tag) – Distress Stains Blended:  Wet tag with water from Mister until completely saturated with water. While surface is wet, apply Distress Stains by swiping over areas. Continue swiping various colours of Distress Stains as desired. Begin drying surface with Heat Tool. While surface is drying, spritz with water to blend colours.

Tag 5 (White Tag) – Distress Stains Marbled & Stamped- Apply Picket Fence Distress Stain to Craft Sheet. Apply various colours of Distress Stain around the Picket Fence Stain. Swipe tag through stains several times until covered with colour. Begin drying surface with Heat Tool. While tag is drying, spritz with water to marbleize colours and create mottled effects. Apply Picket Fence Stain directly to stamp and stamp over background. Dry with Heat Tool.

Tag 6 (White Tag with watercolour paper) – Distress Markers Colouring:  Stamp image with StazOn ink on watercolour paper and dry with Heat Tool. Colour image with Distress Markers using brush or fine tips. Blend and shade colours using a Aquash Water Brush. For layered colour, swipe a marker on to Craft Sheet and swipe another colour marker through the ink and colour.

Check out the Kaszazz website for the stamps used in these tags :